Last Saturday, my cousin Brad Stiles, who lives a few blocks from my place here in SE KS had arranged to do a Full 8 hour screen dig at Nachos Digsaite near Barksdale. He normally goes down there when I go, but he wanted to go then & I passed, as I figured that digsite was close to getting exhasted, as I had kept in touch with Nacho & he said they were winding down that area pretty quick. So I stay home, scored my best find (the Clovis I posted) the day before in chilly KS & Brad went & he done GREAT! He said he had a screen table all to hisself & that another party of 4 people were on another screen & they did'nt find near as much as Brad, but found a few artifacts.
Brad scored a Fist Axe and a 5" Base Tang Knife within the first few loads of dirt, then a full Lajita, a really nice large early triangle & other pieces. The Base Tang has a ancient ding on its side (doesnt detract from it IMHO) & a small ancient chip off one of the ears, other than that, its ALL there, 99% full & SUPER thin, less than 1/4" of awesome brownish, semi-translucent hill country flint, a KILLER piece!
Congrats to Brad Stiles on his Great Day at Nachos Dig & thanks to Nacho & Rosco for making it happen for him.........
Thanks John for the report. Melvin called Nacho a couple of weeks ago. Nacho said they were digging in the middle of the property and found some nearly complete Andice points. Other then that, Nacho's has been pretty quiet. Hadn't heard of anybody posting their finds so we didn't know if he was shut down already, or screeners just weren't having any luck.
That is a killer base tang. It would be the find of the day in anybody's book.
Thanks John, I was wondering how that site was holding up. Nahco told me he was only digging on weekends the last time I called him and because of that I wasn't able to make it there on my last trip. I'm hoping to get back there soon. I've had some great days screening with Nacho and hope to have more. It is amazing how many great points have come off that site and you know there's always one more.
Happy Hunting. AL.C
Are Kansasians particularly known for being lucky ? Or just your family ?
Good job Brad, lucky on the WX too. Is that Andice worked all the way down or just broken ? In the 10th Ed. Money book I see they show a similar well used
example still $ 60.
Thanks all for the comments on Brads finds, Hal I guess from time to time we Kansans are lucky, but you know how artifact hunting goes, sometimes it produces great, then we may dig or walk days & find little. I guess it all boils down to persistance & effort, if a person keeps plugging away, it will eventually pay off, right? Though I am currently a Kansan Hal, I DO own property in TX, so I'm also a wannabe Texan, right? lol! Of course my TX land is in West TX & though there are no middens on it, I have found a few points & blades on the ridges that were lost by the ancients long ago.......John F.